More than 2 million vehicles owe their reflective finishes and sparkling chrome to Autopia Carwash. Since its opening in 1994, the single wash has blossomed in size, scale, and clientele. A tiered menu of wash packages caters to the needs of all cars, from those that need a quick five-minute clean to those that need to buff away the phone number of a cute sedan that stopped calling. Detailing services range from hand wax and paint-sealant applications to carpet cleaning, promising personal attention to cars’ every nook and cranny. Thanks to Autopia Carwash’s rain policy, customers can cruise through the wash for free if it rains within 72 hours of their previous visit.
Every car-cleaning package at Hayward Carwash—from an exterior car wash to an advanced detail—begins with a 100% hand wash. This way, the painted finish is in no danger of being damaged by machines, and the car’s exterior is thoroughly cased for smudges and specks of dirt before the staff dresses it in Rain-X water repellent, Blue Coral wax, and paint sealant. During washes and details, cars shake off their filth as the staff scrubs them down with earth-friendly soaps and solutions to help them shine as brightly as the day they cartwheeled off the assembly line.
Hayward Carwash features an onsite gift shop that stocks auto accessories, beverages, complimentary coffee, and free popcorn that customers and their cars can share later that night at the drive-in movies.
At Flash Mobile Car Wash And Detail, technicians thoroughly clean vehicles inside and out, using the power of steam rather than running water. The flexible team can travel to clients' homes, offices, or attached-garage treehouses, or perform wash and detail services at their Main Street shop. Staffers condition leather with natural oils, restore headlights, and apply synthetic paint sealant to protect finishes. They also sell and install car stereos and tint windows.
Sunnyvale Car Spa, Inc, spruces up rides with safe and gentle hand washes. A meticulous staff forgoes brushes for cloths as they wipe away dirt and grime from roof to hubcap, leaving behind a pristine clean without scratching the paint or tickling the hood ornament. Helpings of wheel brightener and spray wax lock in vehicles’ newfound luster, and a fragrant spray banishes odors from the cabin. In addition to washing cars, Sunnyvale also fills them and their owners up with their full-service gas station and convenient store.
As cars undergo one of Premier Car Wash's many services, which range from basic washes to complete interior and exterior detailing packages, drivers can sip on beverages from the espresso and coffee bar, surf the Web on free WiFi, or even polish their chrome loafers at the onsite shoe-shining station. Staffers enhance the experience with additional services not found at many car washes, including window tinting, windshield repair, headlight restoration, and dent removal.
Nyeisha Teague, owner of Orchid Salon, draws on a decade of professional expertise as she teaches clients to develop healthy hair habits. In addition to treating hair to natural care techniques, she softens frizzy strands with relaxers, tints tresses, and lengthens manes with weaving and extensions. When she isn't snipping new looks, she waxes unwanted fuzz, leaving skin as smooth as James Bond playing a saxophone solo.
Hesperian 100% Hand Carwash rejects cleaning done by machines in favor of the human touch, which is sensitive enough to meticulously preserve the beauty of automobiles and the health of the environment. A crew of 25 detailers scours every crevice with biodegradeable cleaners and microfiber towels and maintains paint jobs with Clay Magic bars and wax buffed in with a lot of sustainably grown elbow grease. The center earned its Blue Coral Beyond Green certification because of the eco-friendly products and also because it recycles 85% of the water used for cleaning. To facilitate communication between clients and the handy staff, managers Michael and Sean are always onsite.